Real Name: Adam John Breaux
Location: Houma, Louisiana
Date: August 28, 1991
Occupation: Clothing Salesman
Date of Birth: 14 January 1941
Weight: 150 Pounds
Marital Status: Divorced with three daughters
Characteristics : Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. Adam's nickname is "AJ." He has a birthmark on his knee and a scar on his left eyebrow. He sometimes wears eyeglasses with square-shaped gold frames.
Details: Fifty-year-old AJ Breaux was a clothing salesman and a recovering alcoholic when he vanished in August of 1991, having been sober for eight years at the time of his disappearance. AJ was very involved in the "Easy Does It Club" which was an alcohol support group. On August 28, 1991, he left the club at around 8:30 pm. About a half hour later, he picked up milk at a local grocery store, but afterwards was never seen again. His car was found abandoned two days later in a park across the street from the club, with his wallet and other personal belongings inside. There was no sign of foul play.
Shortly after his disappearance, witnesses came forward claiming to have seen AJ after he went missing. One witness, an acquaintance named Kenneth Pellegrin, claimed that he saw AJ on August 30, outside of a convenience store on a pay phone. He said that AJ was wearing a lumberjack-type shirt and appeared disheveled. A red compact car was parked in front and three men were seated in the car. It appeared that AJ was being watched by the men. The car and AJ soon left.
Another witness who knew AJ also claimed to have seen him with three men in a compact car about eight miles out of town. The witness waved to AJ but AJ did not wave back, which was apparently uncharacteristic of him. Neither of the witnesses knew that AJ was missing at the time. Two weeks after AJ vanished, a note was sent to the police that claimed AJ had accidentally shot himself while drinking and that his body had been tossed into a lake. The lake mentioned in the note was searched but no trace of AJ was found.
On September 28, a woman named Kristy Bordreaux, who lived 30 miles away from Houma, claimed that a man matching AJ's description visited her on her front porch, trying to sell her frozen fish. She said that he appeared disheveled and smelled of alcohol. Kristy later identified AJ as the man who had approached her on the porch. Authorities believe that AJ may have relapsed and began drinking again, although his family is convinced that he was abducted.
A fourth witness later came forward claiming to have seen three men force a fourth man into a car and drive away. The witness could not positively the man as AJ, however, and the case remains unsolved.
Suspects: None known, although one witness claimed to have seen AJ with three unidentified men in a red compact car driving away. Another claimed to have seen the three unidentifiable men forcing AJ into the car.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 4, 1992 episode.
Results: Unsolved. AJ was declared legally dead in 1998. Witness Kenneth Pellegrin died of a heart attack in January 2016.
- AJ Breaux on the Charley Project
- An Article on AJ's Disappearance
- AJ Breaux on Unsolved.com
- A.J Breaux Facebook Page